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    Quote Originally Posted by sschirmer
    Damn RMB, it must be nice to work at the library!
    He's definately not a reporter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sschirmer
    Damn RMB, it must be nice to work at the library!
    Has nothing to do with the library
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    Thanks for starting this thread. Never knew I was born on the same day as Joe Morgan and Duke Snider

    September 19th, 1977.

    Umm, lets see, the FailBlazers won the Championship that year. Not sure what was happening in baseball. He runningshoes, can you look at see what the A's did that day and year?
    "You guys are my family. I am very grateful I have been led to this beautiful place and all the warm members who have been so kind to me. I feel I have made a lot of friends, and learned tons about baseball. To me, Fever is too good to be true, and don't know how I'd fill the vacuum if it ever went away. Thanks to so many for a reason to be happy every day. Just can't repay you guys." - Bill Burgess

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    I have it for you Sultan.

    The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

    In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

    Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from thier world Championship teams of 1972-74.

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    November 10th 1990

    Quote Originally Posted by CubsHub
    HEHE My cubs did not lose on that day.

    I will take that!
    What do ya know, the Cubs didn't lose on my B-Day either! Unfortunately they didn't win either.
    "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."
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    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    I have it for you Sultan.

    The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

    In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

    Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from thier world Championship teams of 1972-74.
    OUCH

    thanks

    What about the Cardinals??
    "You guys are my family. I am very grateful I have been led to this beautiful place and all the warm members who have been so kind to me. I feel I have made a lot of friends, and learned tons about baseball. To me, Fever is too good to be true, and don't know how I'd fill the vacuum if it ever went away. Thanks to so many for a reason to be happy every day. Just can't repay you guys." - Bill Burgess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    I have it for you Sultan.

    The A's lost at Chicago 8-0 on Sept.19,1977.Ken Kravec went the distance for the White Sox,besting Vida Blue,who dropped to 14-18 at that time.

    In 1977,the A's finished an abysmal 63-98 in the AL West,1/2 game behind the expansion Seattle Mariners,and 38 1/2 behind the Kansas City Royals.

    Vida Blue and Bill North were the only holdovers from their world Championship teams of 1972-74.
    Did you know Vida gave up several college football scholarships to sign with the Athletics at the tender age of 19? A's owner Charles Finley seriously wanted him to change his name to True, but Vida refused.

    In 1971, Blue went 24-8 to capture both the league's MVP and Cy Young awards. He was dealt to the Giants during the 1978 season, after posting a dismal 14-19 the previous year, for seven players and $390,000.

    He finished the year with an 18-10 record and became the first pitcher to start the All Star game for both leagues.

    Blue was suspended for drug abuse in 1983 and retired permanently in 1987 after failing a urine test.

    What a shame.
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    September 19, 1977 St. Louis @ Philadelphia

    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan_1895-1948
    What about the Cardinals??

    Philadelphia Phillies 8, St. Louis Cardinals 4

    The major highlight of the Cards' 1977 season was Hall of Famer Lou Brock's breaking of Ty Cobb's career stolen base mark of 892. Brock finished his career with 938 and held the record until surpassed by future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson in 1991.

    The Cards finished the season in 3rd place with an 83-79 record, 18 games behind the National League East winning Phillies. Garry Templeton finished the season with a league high 18 triples.

    Brock retired at the end of the 1979 season with 1,730 career strike outs and only 761 walks. He led the National League in errors seven times, putting together five of those consecutively.

    I guess he had to make his times on base count.
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    The Phillies

    The Phillies are my team in the National League. Anyone want to tell me how they made out June 20, 1966?
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    Wednesday, May 22, 1957
    Phillies Lose to Braves, 4-3 at County Stadium
    Starters: Robin Roberts vs Lew Burdette
    Phillies (16-14) in 4th place 5 games back...

    Thursday May 23, 1957
    Preceded earlier in the year by future Phutiles Bob Dernier, Dave Stewart, Steve Lake, and later followed by Don Robinson, Doug Jones, Dave Rucker, Dave Palmer, Steve Bedrosian, and Tom Gorman I was born at Temple University Hospital.
    Earliest scouting report on my baseball talent from May 24th 1957:
    "All diaper no glove."

    Friday, May 24, 1957
    Phillies Defeat Pirates 7-3 at Shibe Park
    Starters: Jack Sanford vs Bob Friend
    Phillies (17-14) in 3rd place 4 games back.

    The Phillies finish 18 out in 1957.

    On Wed Oct. 9th 1957 the Miracle Braves take the World Series from the Yanks...I celebrate by spitting strained peas on my bib...
    The Phillies Barstool Lives!

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    You got me by five months, old man.

    Quote Originally Posted by bkmckenna
    can't play - my birth date is in january 1966 but my orioles did win the series that year with my all time favorite brooks robinson homering in his first w.s. at bat
    I was still in the oven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runningshoes53
    The Phillies are my team in the National League. Anyone want to tell me how they made out June 20, 1966?
    Monday, June 20 1966
    Phillies on the 4th game of a 5 game losing streak fall on the road to those Atlanta Braves 7-5 (Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium)
    Starters: Chris Short vs Tony Cloninger
    Phillies (35-31) in Fifth place 5 games out of 1st.

    The Phillies would finish 1966 in 4th place
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    Chris Short 1968 Topps

    Quote Originally Posted by ed hardiman
    Monday, June 20 1966
    Phillies on the 4th game of a 5 game losing streak fall on the road to those Atlanta Braves 7-5 (Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium)
    Starters: Chris Short vs Tony Cloninger
    Phillies (35-31) in Fifth place 5½ games out of 1st.

    The Phillies would finish 1966 in 4th place
    Why does this not surprise me?

    Thanks, Ed.


    Here's Shorts 1968 Topps baseball card.
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    1952 World Series Ticket Dodgers @ Yankees

    Quote Originally Posted by DownUnderDodger
    Year 1952:

    Brooklyn Dodgers won the National League by 4 1/2 games over NY Giants with a 96-57-2 win/loss record (yep, in the days when ties were ties!). They lost the WS 4 games to 3 to cross city rivals NY Yankees (Yuk!!)

    Notable Brooklyn Dodgers player stats included:
    OBP - Jackie Robinson .440
    Stolen Bases - Pee Wee Reese 30

    Notable Brooklyn Dodgers team stats included:
    Base on Balls 663
    HR 153
    OBP .348
    Runs 775
    Slugging .399
    Stolen Bases 90
    Strikeouts 773

    On my birthdate - 12th August
    The Brooklyn Dodgers had a travel day. The previous day they had disposed of The Phillies 9-5 at Philadelphia and the next day they took care of the Giants, 5-4 in Brooklyn. And, as I was born at 8:40pm Eastern Australian time, the clock had already ticked over to 12th August in New York, so we cannot use the time difference to change the circumstances.

    I think that is enough info - and I have enjoyed researching same. Thank you Baseball Almanac!!
    The Phillies lost a ball game?
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    Eddie Fisher 1973 Topps

    Quote Originally Posted by Chisox73
    As far as I know,the White Sox were watching the snow piling up on December 6,1965.

    As for that 1965 season,they finished 2nd place in the American League,7 games behind Minnesota at 95-67.The recently departed Al Lopez was manger of the team.They were led in hitting by Don Buford who hit .293 and stole a team high 17 bases for the Sox.John Romano and Moose Skowron each hit 18 homers to pace the club,while Skowron had 78 RBIs to top the team.

    Knuckle ball pitcher Eddie Fisher led the team with a 15-7 record and a 2.40 ERA,Tommy John was 14-7 with a club leading 126 strikeouts.
    Fisher was taught the knuckleball by Hoyt Wilhelm.

    I don't know about you, but I kinda like the red uniforms.
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    Robin Roberts

    Quote Originally Posted by ed hardiman
    Wednesday, May 22, 1957
    Phillies Lose to Braves, 4-3 at County Stadium
    Starters: Robin Roberts vs Lew Burdette
    Phillies (16-14) in 4th place 5 games back...
    Here's Roberts in the nicest looking uniform....Ever!!!!!!!!
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    11/22/1978

    Hmz, I am sure on the day I was born, the Cubs, and their fans were "waiting til next year!"



    No doubt!
    BELIEVE

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    Stalingrad

    Quote Originally Posted by donzblock
    On the bitter day in March when I was born, Paulus' 6th Army surrendered at Stalingrad, and that was the culmination of the greatest encirclement in military history. Of the approximately 500,000 man army that Paulus allowed to be encircled, only about 5,000 survived. The Nazis were led on a death march, and the survivors were routinely pulled out of the march and stripped for their clothing and butchered. It was probably not the turning point of WWII, but it severely crippled Hitler, and it could not have happened to a nicer guy. I began reading about it as soon as I emerged from the womb.
    Yup, you can actually buy a bombed out city and try to put it back together again.

    Looks like LA after the Watt's riots.
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    Ted Williams 1969 Topps

    Quote Originally Posted by charlesblalack@yahoo.com
    Born in 11/4/65 no baseball and my Rangers were known as the Senators. In the 65 season the Senators went 70-92 and finsihed 8th in the American Leauge. The Senators don't reach .500 until 69' under manager Ted Williams.
    Just plain looks weird.
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    When I was a kid I grew up within a bike ride's distance from Anaheim Stadium. I was an Angel fan growing up and still am today. Made it even more memorable when I ran on the field as a part of the team.

    My B-day is in January of 77

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningshoes53
    Just plain looks weird.
    I have that card at home, it's one of my favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sschirmer
    I have that card at home, it's one of my favorites.
    Where are you now, the office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sultan_1895-1948
    OUCH

    thanks

    What about the Cardinals??
    Lou Brock broke Cobb's SB record 21 days before you were born, and stole his 900th base when you were 11 days old
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiddengem
    When I was a kid I grew up within a bike ride's distance from Anaheim Stadium. I was an Angel fan growing up and still am today. Made it even more memorable when I ran on the field as a part of the team.

    My B-day is in January of 77
    On January 28 of 1982, the Angels made one of their not better trades, giving Jeff Schneider AND Doug Decinces and getting Dan Ford. In January of 1977,
    On the 2nd, Kuhn suspended Ted Turner for a year for tampering
    On the 4th, Mary Shane was the first female TV play-by-play announcer (for ChiSox)
    On the 31st, Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie & Al Lopez were elected to the Hall
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    1977 Topps

    Quote Originally Posted by hiddengem
    When I was a kid I grew up within a bike ride's distance from Anaheim Stadium. I was an Angel fan growing up and still am today. Made it even more memorable when I ran on the field as a part of the team.

    My B-day is in January of 77
    And of course, this young man recorded his 2000th strike out.
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